Book Sale Fundraiser February 11 and 18 – Donations Needed

Do you have books that your little ones have outgrown?  Or books that have been collecting dust on the shelf since college?  Who are you kidding, you are never going to read them so donate them to the BARD PREP BOOK SALE FUNDRAISER!

We will be collecting gently used books to be sold on February 11 and 18th.  All proceeds go to the Bard Prep Scholarship Fund.

Please bring in book donations on Saturdays January 21, January 28, and February 4.  Books will be sold on February 11 and 18.  Books that are not bought will be donated to the Red Hook Public Library on February 19.

Please help us make the BARD PREP BOOK SALE FUNDRAISER a big success!  We may only have a few more weeks before books are outlawed so act fast!


Spring Honors Recital Information

The Spring Honors Recital will take place on March 11th.  This semester students must perform a live audition to be selected for the Honors Recital.  The audition will take place on February 25th from 10am-1pm.  An email with details has been sent.  Please let us know if you have any questions.  We hope many students will participate!

Bake Sale – Last Week of the Fall Semester, Let’s SMASH $7,000!

January 14 total – $409!

January 21st is the Last Day of the Fall Semester.  Let’s end the semester on a good note and SMASH $7,000!

Please sign up on the BAKE SALE PAGE to bake or work at the table. THANKS!

All for Scholarships!

January 14:  $409!

Fall Bake Sale Total:  $6,656!

January 7:        $443

December 10:   $571

December 3:     $488

November 19:   $490

November 12:   $469

November 5:     $444

October 29:        $544

October 22:        $501

October 15:        $461

October 1:          $389

September 24:   $443

September 17:   $576

September 10:   $428

Thank you to all of our bakers/helpers/eaters!

Let’s keep up the good work.

Please consider BAKING an entree or goody or SIGNING UP for a shift to work at the table.  All kinds of dishes are welcome, but for specific suggestions please see the Bake Sale Page:

Click here to Sign Up for Baking and Table Helping!

Thank You!

Bard Prep Informational Links – Prep Faculty Video links, PRACTICE BUDDIES! Classics on Hudson, Catskill Jazz Factory, Music for Food

Here are some important links.  See below for information on Practice Buddies (Bard Conservatory Students that are available to assist with student practicing) and for information about Catskill Jazz Factory, Classics on Hudson, and Music for Food;  3 great concert series that we recommend for our families.





BARD PREP FACULTY IN ACTION!  Here are some great links to performances, lessons, and cd’s from our teachers so you can see and hear them in action.

To make a donation to support the Bard Preparatory Division please click here:


Happy New Year and Welcome Back! Fall Final Student Recitals this Saturday, January 7th


After the long delay, Final Fall Student Recitals are coming up this Saturday, January 7th.  The schedule and times will be exactly the same as the December 17th recitals and all participants should have received an informational email with those details.

Please let us know if you have any questions.  All regularly scheduled classes and lessons will take place on the recital day.

Recital #3:  January 7th at 2:30 pm in Bito Conservatory Performance Space

Recital #4:  January 7th  at 4:00 pm in Bito CPS

Happy Holidays – Recital and Snow Date Information

We at Bard Prep wish you all Happy Holidays! 

We are sorry to have missed our week before the break and the student recitals.

Classes and Lessons will resume on January 7th.  Final student recitals that were postponed on December 17th will take place at the originally scheduled places/times on January 7th.

And, our Fall Snow Date is now in effect.  All Bard Prep Classes and Lessons will take place on January 7, 14, and 21 with January 21st being the last date of the Fall Semester.

The Spring 2017 Semester will begin on January 28th.

Thanks and see you all in January!


Don’t Miss David Temple at the Rhinebeck Performing Arts Center on December 23rd!

David Temple – Prep Guitar Faculty

Gift of Music with David Temple
The guitar rings out with pieces designed as musical dedications and offerings to loved ones.

Composer and classical guitarist David Temple presented well-know favorites, hidden gems of the repertoire, and original work.

Friday, December 23 at 8 pm

Performing Arts Center in Rhinebeck
Tickets: $20
Box Office: (845)876-3080

Happy Holidays! Schedule, Snow Policy, Other Details

Happy Holidays to All!  Just a reminder about some logistics for the next few weeks.

-Classes, Lessons, and Recitals are scheduled for this week, December 17th.

-Bard Prep will be off for the Holiday Break on December 24th and 31st.

-Classes and lessons will resume on January 7th.

-January 7th and 14th are the last two weeks of the FALL semester.

-January 21st is off and the Spring Semester will begin on January 28th.



Winter has arrived and Snow is a possibility for Saturday.  If classes are cancelled this Saturday, January 21st will be used as a Snow Date and recitals will be rescheduled for JANUARY 7th.  Let’s keep our fingers crossed that that does not happen.

Here is a reminder about our Inclement Weather Cancellation policy:

In the event of inclement weather, classes may be delayed or canceled. The Bard Preparatory Division will provide as much notice as possible if this is the case. Due to the number of students in the program and the limited administrative staff, students will be notified via email no later than 7 am on the date of the classes in question. The information will also be posted on the Bard Prep website –  In the event that you are unable to check email, or if you have any question as to whether classes will take place as scheduled, please contact:

Ryan Kamm – (615) 498-4996 or Susanne Son – (646) 456-8795

Each semester has one or more designated Snow Dates. If classes and lessons are canceled on any regularly scheduled Prep date during the semester, the Snow Date(s) will automatically be used to make up those classes and lessons.